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Blane Klemek: Woodpeckers are perfectly adapted for what they do best

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A subtle, yet telltale sign of springtime is upon us. If you listen closely, especially in the early morning hours, some species of male woodpeckers are rat-a-tat-tatting their territorial raps on their favorite trees and other objects of dubious resonance. At my home, one especially resourceful hairy woodpecker has chosen a wood duck house to announce his place in the world (I wonder what the gray squirrel trying to sleep inside thinks of it!).

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